Calligrammes at the Berkeley Art Museum
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Calligrammes at the Berkeley Art Museum

Celebrate the sensuous side of music, under the full moon. Composer/accordionist Albert Behar teams up with soprano Ariadne Greif to perform his original song cycle Calligrammes, which celebrates Apollinaire’s visual poetry—with original costumes by Gretchen Vitamvas. The women’s vocal ensemble Vajra Voices, directed by Karen Clark and joined by vielle player Michelle Levy, brings its “clear, sweet, and strong” sound to groundbreaking works by Hildegard von Bingen and Guillaume de Machaut. And we are proud to host the premiere of Full Bloom, a work created by Edmund Campion that features cellist and improviser Danielle DeGruttola, who uses technologies developed at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies to generate a multichannel garden of sound. 

Event website HERE.

Metropolis Ensemble's Brownstone
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Metropolis Ensemble's Brownstone

Monday, May 16, 2016
7 pm
Advance Ticket: $80
Special Two-Ticket Deal: $140
Ticket at Door: $100
American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue NYC

EVENT WEBSITE

On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7pm, (Grammy-nominated) Metropolis Ensemble will invite an intimate number of guests to enjoy Brownstone, an experiential treasure-hunt of sound, taste, and color inside a five-story Beaux Arts limestone at 991 Fifth Avenue. Steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visitors will be transported into a jewel-lit, multi-sensory exploration of interlinked “sound bites” co-curated by Brazilian-born composer and electronic artist Ricardo Romaneiro, and food prodigy Jonah Reider of Columbia University dorm pop-up Pith. The event is part of Metropolis’ expansive Resident Artist Series, presented in collaboration with Ricardo Romaneiro.

Ricardo Romaneiro: Coarse Air (2015*)
with soprano Ariadne Greif

A dramatic work (commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble) for soprano Ariadne Greif backed by chamber ensemble, solo percussion, and electronics coupled with interactive visuals and projection mapping. The work is based on texts from poet Chris Cahill and builds on the instrumentations found in Brownstone and Memory Palace.

Jakub Ciupinski: Brownstone (2010*)

Musicians will be scattered in solo and chamber music groupings throughout three floors while audience members freely wander and explore. An electronic soundscape will fill halls and stairways, creating a rhythmic and colorful sonic tapestry that blends with the various instruments differently depending on your location. For 10 musicians and electronics.

Chris Cerrone: Memory Palace (2012)
with Ian Rosenbaum, solo percussion

The title refers to an ancient technique of memorization that helped orators remember very long speeches by placing mental signposts in an imaginary location and 'walking' through it. Here, composer Chris Cerrone tasks the solo percussionist to construct each room's 'instrument' based a simple set of instructions. Electronic sounds are triggered and sampled live.

* Metropolis Ensemble commission

 

Calligrammes at Princeton Art Museum
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Calligrammes at Princeton Art Museum

Calligrammes: a song cycle of visual poetry

6:00 pm Princeton Art Museum (Princeton, NJ 08544)

EVENT WEBSITE

Calligrammes is a new song cycle for soprano Ariadne Greif and composer / accordionist Albert Behar that celebrates the centennial of Guillaume Apollinaire’s visual poetry. Inspired by Dadism, Futurism, and Cubism, Apollinaire set his poems in the shapes of doves, flowers, and clocks. Behar’s compositions bring Apollinaire’s poetic spontaneity into the musical realm, interpreting the zigzagging stanzas as a visual music score. Original costumes by designer Gretchen Vitamvas embed the poems into the very fabric of Ariadne’s evening gown and Albert’s three-piece suit. It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening of chanson and poetry.

Concert with Gabriel Kahane at Meidän Festivali/Our Festival in Helsinki
Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

Concert with Gabriel Kahane at Meidän Festivali/Our Festival in Helsinki

  • Finnish National Theatre

Ariadne sings Gabe Kahane's The Fiction Issue and David Lang's Death Speaks on a concert with Gabriel Kahane, vocals and piano, Pekka Kuusisto, violin, Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, Lilli Maijala, viola, Markus Hohti, cello and Marzi Nyman, guitar, and Emil Holström, piano.

Concert also includes Crumb's Black Angels!

Arbor Terrace, Columbia, SC
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Arbor Terrace, Columbia, SC

A.W.Duo + Ariadne Greif will be joining our friends at the Arbor Terrace Residence in Asheville for an afternoon featuring musical themes of love and romance, as we approach Valentine's Day Weekend.

The Music House, Greenville, NC
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Music House, Greenville, NC

The Music House, owned by ECU Music Professor John O'Brien, is a Victorian home -- one of the oldest in Greenville -- which has been meticulously preserved and decorated in period style. We'll be playing there to kick off our February tour of the Carolinas!

Juilliard Focus! Festival: Milton Babbitt's World
Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

Juilliard Focus! Festival: Milton Babbitt's World

Ariadne sings Babbitt's A Solo Requiem with Joel Sachs and Robert Fleitz at Juilliard Focus! Festival 2016 | Milton Babbitt's World: A Centennial Celebration.

Click here for more information.

Join us at 6:30pm for a pre-concert Panel Discussion with Bethany Beardslee, Jonathan Dawe, Charles Wuorinen, and others. Moderated by Joel Sachs.

The 32nd annual Focus! festival celebrates the legacy of composer Milton Babbitt. 

 

BABBITT Beaten Paths (1988)
Samuel Chan, marimba

PERSICHETTI Parable XXII for Solo Tuba, Op. 147 (1981)
Peter Blága, tuba

BABBITT Sheer Pluck (Composition for Guitar)(1984)
Bokyung Byun, guitar

BABBITT Play it Again, Sam (1989)
Danika Paskvan, viola

ADLER Four Composer Portraits (2001)
ADLER In Memory of Milton (2012)
TBA, violin; TBA piano

BABBITT An Encore (2006)
TBA, violin; TBA piano

WINHAM Concert Piece (1975)
Jiayan Sun, piano

BABBITT A Solo Requiem (1977)
Ariadne Grief, soprano; Robert Fleitz and Joel Sachs, pianos